By Hananeel Jackson
Director of Sports in the Bayelsa State Sports Council, Sir Braveman Wodi has sounded it loud and clear that Team Bayelsa is in the 20th National Sports Festival in Benin City for the top position in the overall medals table.
Giving an assessment in an interview with Radio Nigeria on the impressive performance of the state contingent so far in the Games tagged ‘Edo 2020’, he asserted that Team Bayelsa were not in Benin to play second fiddle to any State.
He said with the charge of Governor Douye Diri to surpass the 4th place finish by the State during the 2006 edition in Abeokuta, the athletes and officials were fired up to clinch as many gold medals as possible.
With Team Bayelsa excelling in swimming, cycling, combat sports such as kungfu, kick boxing, Sir Braveman Wodi stated that expectations were high for more medal haul in Athletics, Weightlifting, Wrestling and Special Sports.
The State Director of Sports urged Bayelsans to continue to support and pray for the team to excel at the Sports Festival.
Sir Wodi emphasized that Team Bayelsa was never distracted following the threat issued by the Edo State government to abruptly end the games owing to the non release of funds by the Federal Government, as all gaze was fixed on the ultimate target of achieving a decent performance by the State contingent.